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Latest Circumcision controversies Stories

Wavering Doctoral Advice Leads To Fewer Circumcisions
2013-08-22 12:32:30

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new report from the CDC's  National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) found the rate of hospital circumcisions has declined over the past 30 years. According to the government report, the percentage of circumcisions for newborn boys in the US has declined by 10 percent overall from 1979 to 2010, with the highest point in 1981 at 64.9 percent and the lowest in 2007 at 55.4 percent. The report was based on data from the National...

2013-03-28 23:02:49

When passers-by see a crowd of men in bloodstained white coveralls posing on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol this week, they will be witnessing a provocative new tactic in the growing movement to abolish the circumcision of children. The “Bloodstained Men” protest their circumcisions by performing political theater in white coveralls with bloody crotches symbolizing the genital wounds that were forced upon them in childhood. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) March 28, 2013 * A growing...

2013-03-19 12:26:21

AAP REPORT RECEIVES FORMIDABLE TRANSATLANTIC CRITICISM IN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ETHICS AND ITS OWN PEDIATRICS JOURNAL TARRYTOWN, N.Y., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Pediatrics should be reeling today from two independent blasts of criticism from doctors and medical ethicists saying the AAP's Task Force report last summer, which softened its opposition to routine neonatal male circumcision, is unsupported by scientific data or medical ethics....

2012-12-12 12:23:18

BERLIN, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC praised Germany's Parliament for approving a law, by a vote of 434 to 100, with 46 abstentions, to allow circumcision for religious reasons. "The Bundestag action is a welcome affirmation of Germany's commitment to religious freedom," said Deidre Berger, director of AJC's Berlin Office. AJC is the global Jewish advocacy organization. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "Circumcision is critical to Jewish and...

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2012-08-27 21:04:13

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It´s a debate which is sure to never really come to a close. In addition to the questions of health involved, there are also questions of ethics and religion. Combine these aspects with passionate arguments on either side, and what´s left is a debate which will rage on for years to come. Last week, a study was released by the John Hopkins University which said the trend towards keeping baby boys intact is racking up...

2011-07-27 12:43:00

CONCORD, Calif., July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Although one of the world's oldest medical procedures, male circumcision has become a hotly-contested topic amongst lawmakers, influential groups and the general public across the globe from San Francisco to sub-Saharan Africa. On November 8, San Francisco residents will vote on the so-called Male Mutilation Bill, potentially outlawing the procedure. But for parents of infant boys, circumcision offers both pros and cons, says Dr. Jeremy Lieb,...

2011-06-03 16:15:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today condemned the "grotesque anti-Semitic imagery and themes" in a comic book created by supporters of an anti-circumcision movement in San Francisco. The League called the "Monster Mohel" comic book's imagery, which features identifiably Orthodox Jewish characters as evil villains, "disrespectful and deeply offensive." "Monster Mohel" is one of two titles in the "Foreskin Man" comic book series --...

2010-11-17 22:18:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Anti-Defamation League, the Jewish Community Relations Council, the Board of Rabbis of Northern California and the American Jewish Committee today expressed great concern about a proposed ballot measure in San Francisco, which would make circumcision before the age of 18 a misdemeanor offense carrying a $1000 fine. Male circumcision is a religious decision that is squarely within the legal rights of parents to make for their...

2010-07-01 09:15:00

OPEN LETTER TO TASK FORCE MEMBERS SAYS FAILING TO GIVE SAME PROTECTIONS TO BOYS AND GIRLS IS "EXTRAORDINARY BETRAYAL" OF MEDICAL ETHICS, HUMAN RIGHTS TARRYTOWN, N.Y., July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the wake of the American Academy of Pediatrics' (AAP) short-lived call to amend the national ban on female genital cutting, Intact America - the largest organization championing all children's human right to an intact body - published an open letter to an AAP Task Force on Circumcision...

2010-05-06 13:38:00

AAP Issues Statement Same Day That Congressmembers Introduce Bill To Ban Transporting Minor Girls Beyond American Borders for Purpose of Female Genital Mutilation Same Human Rights Protection That Girls Enjoy Under Federal Law Must Be Extended To Boys, Intact America's Founder and Director Argues TARRYTOWN, N.Y., May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The founder and director of Intact America, which has been campaigning to change the way America thinks about male circumcision, today blasted...